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Leadership for America

Energy & Environment

Advancing freedom and prosperity by unleashing free enterprise, protecting...

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Statement of Purpose

Demand is increasing faster than supplies while much of the world’s oil is delivered in a restrictive market dominated by unstable or hostile nations. Meanwhile, many Americans harbor misunderstandings and myths about energy, the environment, and market forces. They want low prices and plentiful supply, but resist steps that must be taken to achieve these goals. They want to protect the environment but most plans have huge costs and questionable benefits. This confusion leads Congress to enact conflicting policies that harm the nation’s ability to meet its energy needs. Sound policies must enable America to obtain supplies from a wide range of sources in a way that is best for the economy and also addresses homeland and national security considerations.


  1. 1.To unleash the creativity of free enterprise to meet America’s energy and environmental needs.

  2. 2.To protect America’s energy interests.

  3. 3.To advance free global energy markets.

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Experts From This Initiative

  • Jack Spencer Jack Spencer

    Jack Spencer oversees Heritage Foundation research on a wide range of domestic economic and trade issues as Vice President for the Institute...

  • David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D. David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

    A senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis, David Kreutzer researches and writes about how energy and gl...

  • Nicolas Loris Nicolas Loris

    Nicolas (Nick) Loris, an economist, focuses on energy, environmental, and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The He...

  • Derrick Morgan Derrick Morgan

    Derrick D. Morgan is the Vice President for Economic Freedom and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation. Morgan directs all research on econ...

  • Becky Norton Dunlop Becky Norton Dunlop

    Becky Norton Dunlop, a prominent leader, strategist, and grass-roots activist in the conservative movement, is The Heritage Foundation...

  • Robert Gordon Robert Gordon

    As senior advisor for strategic outreach, Robert Gordon establishes and builds working relationships with new audiences and potential allies...